Monday, February 05, 2007

WINTER WEEDS?


After a mild start to the month of January, the winter season has finally shown its face, and the cold temperatures don’t seem to be leaving anytime soon. Despite the chill in the air, it turns out this happens to be one of the best times to rid your lawn of weeds. Right now, your grass is dormant (that’s why it looks brown), but believe it or not, weeds continue to slowly grow from now until spring begins in March. The weeds will spring up quickly as the warmer temperatures begin to roll around, and treating your lawn now can help avoid that sudden change.
Here are some things to keep in mind and steps you can take now. When its dry days and the temperatures are around 50 to 60 degrees, that’s when you can apply herbicides to your lawn. For instance, this Wednesday and Thursday are good candidates to do this because we’re not expecting rain and it will be fairly mild. When dry conditions persist, this treatment sticks to your lawn rather than ending up in the storm drain. Save a little time and money by making sure you are aware of what type of weed you are fighting. This will also help avoid adding unnecessary chemicals to our environment.
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